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sanguinaria

noun san·gui·nar·ia \ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈner-ē-ə\

Definition of SANGUINARIA

1
:  bloodroot
2
:  the rhizome and roots of a bloodroot or an extract of these having expectorant, emetic, and antimicrobial properties

Origin of SANGUINARIA

New Latin, from Latin, an herb that stanches blood, from feminine of sanguinarius sanguinary
First Known Use: 1808
Medical Dictionary

sanguinaria

noun san·gui·nar·ia \ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈner-ē-ə, -ˈnar-\

Medical Definition of SANGUINARIA

:  the rhizome and roots of the bloodroot formerly used as an expectorant and emetic

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